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New way to go to class

It was a usual Friday morning for freshmen in Jeff Peariso's Statistics class. They were working on the task assigned to them. But what was usual for them was unusual for anyone peeking into the classroom....more >>
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Let's hear it for the band!

The Oxford High School Wildcat Marching Band performed for the last time this season during the Band-O-Rama event held Nov....more >>
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Leonard students plant a tree

Leonard Elementary fourth and fifth graders took time away from their books last Tuesday to do the environment a little bit of good. On Nov. 1, students walked over to the Polly Ann Trailhead in Leonard and helped Leonard Village Manager Mike McDonald plant a Flowering Dogwood tree as part of the 2011 Go Green Youth Challenge....more >>
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OES goes on parade

Oxford Elementary School got into the halloween spirit during their annual parade on Monday, Oct. 31. Creative costume of the day goes to OES student Ben Fracker, dressed as the washing machine....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.
1939: Joseph Stalin and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, freeing Hitler to invade Poland and Stalin to invade Finland.
1942: German forces begin an assault on the major Soviet industrial city of Stalingrad.
1944: German SS engineers begin placing explosive charges around the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1950: Up to 77,000 members of the U.S. Army Organized Reserve Corps are called involuntarily to active duty to fight the Korean War.